Sr. Supplier Development Engineer

Sr. Supplier Development Engineer
Company:

Ledgent


Sr. Supplier Development Engineer

Details of the offer

Job Duties:
* The Engineer for Manufacturing at Suppliers is a manufacturing/operations role supporting supplier excellence by deployment of technical supplier assessments, improvement plan development and execution. Ensuring that risks are mitigated, partnerships are developed and driving key and strategic suppliers future state growth. This role provides oversight for operations (both delivery and quality) projects at the suppliers. Will help in improving and developing processes. Project management is a key function of this role and includes formal project planning and tracking. In addition, this role is part of a cross-functional team that is responsible for supporting sourcing strategies including supplier recommendations.
* Perform supplier technical maturing assessments (Operational Excellence Model based) on selected suppliers. Collaborate on the development and deployment of associated improvement plan. (40%)
* Identify and ensure implementation of opportunities to optimize/improve manufacturing processes including using engineering methods (e.g., SIX Sigma and LEAN methods) employing technical design skills to re-design/design of and ensure equipment, tools, fixtures, etc are up to standards at suppliers. (30%)
* Analyze and resolve complex Manufacturing and Compliance issues (e.g., CAPA, non-conformances, audit observations) at suppliers (20%)
* Lead and establish project plans at suppliers to ensure deliverables are completed to customer's expectations, using project management tools (e.g., Project Plan, Risk Analysis, etc.)5% of the time - Other incidental duties assigned by Leadership (10%)
Top Skills:
* Communication
* Self-starter and motivated
* Good problem-solving skills
* Organization and project management skills
* Engineering knowledge with multiple technologies/commodities
Required Skills:
* Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite including MS Project; CAD experience preferred (if applicable)
* Strong documentation, communication (e.g., written and verbal) and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills
* Understanding of statistical techniques
* Understanding of Operational Excellence Principles and tools.
* Understanding of various Manufacturing processes (Molding, Extrusion, Machining, Assembly)
* Strong Med Device Quality Systems knowledge
* Previous experience working with lab/industrial equipment required (if applicable)
* Substantial understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering
* Strong problem-solving, organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
* Substantial understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work
* Good leadership skills and ability to influence change
* Knowledge of and adherence to company Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing
* Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations for medical device industry
* Strict attention to detail
* Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
* Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
* Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects
* Ability to interact with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations
* Adhere to all company rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
* Ability to Manage Projects and move teams forward in various environments.
Education & Experience:
* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Scientific field with 5-10 years' experience including either industry or industry/education OR Master's Degree or equivalent in Engineering or Scientific field
* License/Certification - Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing - preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and make hiring decisions based on merit. Recruitment, hiring, training, and job assignments are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, or any other protected classification. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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